Main Ritual Information & Chants

 

Information About The Main Ritual On Friday Night

    Each of the Between The Worlds conferences has included a powerful main ritual that has been focused on some aspect of preparing the way for the turning of the Ages. In many ways, they are really one multi-part ritual spread out over the course of years. This Between The Worlds is the conclusion of this ritual cycle.


    At the conference there will also be a class with a pathworking to prepare people for the ritual that we encourage you to attend.


Chants For The Main Ritual:

     

    And The Wheel Turns


    And The—Wheel Turns Never Ending

        New And Old And New Again (2X)


    Each Life A Pearl Of Beauty

        Strung Upon Eternity (2X)


        By Ivo Domínguez, Jr & Eala Clarke



  Within Every Soul


    God And Goddess Live

    Within Every Soul

        Blessed Their Gift

        Blessed Are We

    When We Call Their Names

    They Awaken Within

        Blessed Their Gift

        Blessed Are We


        By Ivo Domínguez, Jr



    Three Streams


    Blood of my blood
        Stream of life— flow in me

    Soul of my soul
        Stream of love— flow in me

    Spark of my spark
        Stream of light— flow in me

    Stream through eternity
    Stream through eternity


        By Ivo Domínguez, Jr



BTW 2012 Main Ritual: The Gates Of Yesterday & Tomorrow


I.        Purification & Awakening

    We are purified by the Four Elements as salt water and incense as enter the ritual space. As we take our places, most standing, some seated we chant:


        And The—Wheel Turns Never Ending

        New And Old And New Again (2X)


        Each Life A Pearl Of Beauty

        Strung Upon Eternity (2X)


    The door to the ritual room is sealed.


II.        Casting The Great Wheel

    We create the sacred enclosure for the ritual by calling upon the powers of the 12 Signs of the Zodiac. We invoke the power of the Great Wheel of Time. As the circle is scribed we intone:


        I. A. O.  (Eeee  Ahhhh  Ohhh)


After each invocation respond with:


        Hail And Welcome!

   

III.    Declaration Of Intent

    Listen to the words that bring focus and clarity to the work at hand. Think about your part in the turning of the age and the weaving of the future.


IV.        Calling The Ancestors

    Hear the song that opens the gate so our ancestors may be amongst us. Next we call upon our most ancient ancestors. We call them from the 4 directions and from the above and below. Think upon those ancestors that have personal meaning for you.

    Then twelve of the mighty dead, great teachers, are simultaneously called into our presence.


V.        The Divine Within

    Think upon the Gods and Goddesses that you work with so that you may awaken them within yourself.


    God And Goddess Live Within Every Soul

    Blessed Their Gift Blessed Are We


    When We Call Their Names

    They Awaken Within

    Blessed Their Gift Blessed Are We


When the energy peaks, we lift our hands above our heads and form the crown of light that is our personal Kether. And end with an AUM.



  1. VI.   The Gate Of The Ages


    You will be guided to process through the gate, through the threshold, that marks our passage from one age to the next. Allow yourself to leave behind what must be left behind and take forward what must endure.


After passing through the gate you will take your place in the circle again.
















VII.    Dispersing The Residuum

    We disperse what was left at the Gate of the Ages with Strength and Mercy. After each respond with:


        So Mote It Be!


VIII.    Affirming The Way Forward

    Tokens of our work are blessed to hold the power of this ritual so that they may be distributed.

    Then listen and be inspired and energized to move forwards with the great turning of the Age. While the tokens are being distributed chant:


        Blood of my blood

        Stream of life— flow in me


        Soul of my soul

        Stream of love— flow in me


        Spark of my spark

        Stream of light— flow in me


        Stream through eternity

        Stream through eternity


IX.        Thanks & Release

    We will thank the seen and the unseen that have gathered to help us we repeat:


        we give thanks!


    As the circle is released we intone:


        O. A. I.  (Ohhh  Ahhhh  Eeee)


    We end with:


    And It Is Done, And It Is Done , And It Is Done

    So Mote It Be!